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Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

Dec 04 2019

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Holiday shopping can feel overwhelming so to help we’ve put together a list of ideas to make eco-friendly gifting a breeze. Eco-friendly shopping starts with being mindful of the impact our purchases have on the planet. When purchasing a gift, some considerations include what the item is made of, how it is packaged, and how long it will last. Opt for high quality and long-lasting items made from natural or recycled materials, with as little packaging as possible that can then be recycled.

Fun Experience Gifts

Science tells us that we get more happiness out of experiences. So, instead of gifting a thing, consider buying an experience for someone.

  • Museum passes
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Theater tickets
  • Organic manicure
  • Fun class
  • Movie passes
  • Tour tickets (be a tourist at home!)
Give Time or Skill

With our lives as busy as they are, simply gifting your time can be a real treat. You could choose a handful to fill this printable coupon book.

  • Babysitting
  • homecooked meal
  • help with chores
  • DIY spa day
  • Home repair
  • Gardening help
Gift Upcycled & Recycled

The website Uncommon Goods has a lot of recycled and upcycled items. Etsy is also a great source for eco-friendly and zero-waste gifts. Below are just a sampling of ideas.

Tote made from billboard vinyl.
Green Thumb Gifts
Zero Waste Gifts

Etsy and Life without Plastic are great sources for zero-waste gifts. Below are just a sampling of ideas.

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